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Volume 104, Number 6
The human family gained a previously unknown relative last year when a great trove of fossil bones and fragments was discovered in a cave outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Researchers determined that the fossils represented a new species, which they named Homo naledi; however, because the species exhibits a puzzling mixture of new and old features....
Innovations in data science and disease surveillance are changing the way we respond to public health threats.
Recent fossil discoveries are raising new questions about how the modern human pelvis developed its unique shape.
New, large telescope dishes and widespread arrays of receivers continue to provide insights into the nature of the universe.
Over the past 40 years, researchers have learned that social relationships can mean life or death for young primates.
Plants are essential to human life, which means their health and propagation are vital to us. Yet their seeds mostly escape our notice. Carolyn Fry aims to remedy this. Her book Seeds reveals the humble seed in all its fascinating, colorful detail.
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